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Riak vs. HBase

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Preference 50% votes 50% votes
Website docs.​basho.​com hbase.​apache.​org
Database model
Data storage
Embeddable No No
Query language
Data types
Conditional entry updates No Yes
Map and reduce Yes Yes
Unicode Yes Yes
TTL for entries Yes Yes
Compression Yes Yes
Integrity model
Atomicity No Yes
Consistency Yes Yes
Isolation Yes Yes
Durability (data storage) Yes Yes
Transactions No No
Referential integrity No Yes
Revision control Yes Yes
Locking model No
Secondary Indexes Yes No
Composite keys Yes Yes
Full text search Yes No
Geospatial Indexes No Yes
Graph support No No
Horizontal scalable Yes Yes
Replication Yes Yes
Replication mode
Sharding ? Yes
Shared nothing architecture Yes Yes
Value size max. 64 MB 2 TB
System requirements
Operating system
Native driver
Memory minimum 4 GB ?
Programming language
Description High performance key-value/document store. A distributed database based on Hadoop
Multi-user system Yes Yes
Database ?
Standard compliance No No
Software distribution
Release Date 17ᵗʰ August 2009 2ⁿᵈ February 2009
Documentation level ★★★★★ ★★★★☆
RESTful Yes Yes
Lines of code 4.5 k ?
Distributed Counter Yes Yes
Free to use Yes Yes
Active Yes Yes
Database Connection Pooling Yes Yes
Real time analytics Yes Conditional
Creation Date 17ᵗʰ November 2009 ?
Community Driven Good ?
Web interface No Yes
API Good Good
Cloud platform support ?
Online backup Yes No
Log Yes Yes
Implementation flexibility (67% global votes) (0% global votes)
Download basho.​com/​resources/​downloads/​ www.​apache.​org/​dyn/​closer.​cgi/​hbase/​
Backup functionality Good Basic
Query Cache Yes No
Ease of use ★★★★★ ★★★★☆
Siblings Yes ?
In-Place Update Yes No
Free for commercial use Yes Yes
Sorts Yes No
Tuneable write concerns Yes Yes
Read preferences Yes Yes
Open Source Yes Yes
Perfomance ★★★★★ ★★★★☆
JSON Yes ?
Flexible Table(Schema) Yes ?
Geo-distributed Yes ?
Re-Reduce Yes Yes
Free edition Yes Yes
Monitoring UI Yes ?
Partial Index ? No
Function Based Index ? No
Level of access authorization ?
Capped Collections ? No
Triggers ? Yes
Server side custom code ? Yes
Pipeline Aggregation ? Yes
Spring Data Support ? Yes
Stored Procedure ? Yes
Auto-Sharding ? Yes
420 Friendly? ? No
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